Beans and legumes are one of the staples of the longest living cultures. Unfortunately, many people shy away from them because they may come off as bland, boring, or hard to cook with. Nothing can be farther from the truth. We've selected a wide range of vegan bean recipes below so you can start using them in both sweet and savory applications.
You can also check out our favorite vegan cookbooks for even more ideas!
Many people are most familiar with the savory application of beans such as falafels and bean burgers, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Beans can be made into lots of different savory dishes including curries, mayos, and even pasta slices! The only limit is your imagination.
Dal (Lentil Soup) with Turmeric by Tea Drops
Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Burger by My Well Bring Journal
Chili Garlic Roasted Chickpeas by The Naughty Nutritionists
Crunch Roasted Edamame by Healthy World Cuisine
Pasta Slice with Garbanzo-Bean Flour by Cook For Good
Green Mung Bean Curry by Vagabond Temple
Given their starchy and creamy consistency, making a soup or stew out of beans is one of the best ways to utilize them. Whether you blend them or leave them as chunks, they are an excellent base or addition to any soup.
Creamy Vegan Split Pea Soup by Nutritious Vida
Hearty Black Bean Soup by Urban Naturale
Split Pea, Lima Bean and Mushroom Soup by Life Unlabeled
Greek White Bean Soup by Little Cooking Tips
Creamy Carrot & Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup by Laurel Street Kitchen
Coconut Black-Eyed African Beans by GGGirafe
Black Eyed Peas with Fennel & Kale from Soulful Vegan
Red Kidney Bean Stew by Darshana's Kitchen
Simple Split Pea Soup by GroundedAndSurrounded (Vegan version on bottom of page!)
Potato Mung Bean Soup from VegFusion
Many people don't realize that beans also have sweet applications. With beans you can make delicious dishes such as cakes, waffles, and brownies. Using a blender or food processor can make any dried beans into a flour providing a much more nutrient dense alternative to store bought flours.
Vegan Protein Black Bean Brownies by Protein POW
Vegan Chocolate Cake by The Edible Woman
White Bean Waffles by What The Heck Do I Eat Now
Have a bean or legume recipe you'd like to submit? Leave it in the comments below!
Cooking healthy, delicious, plant-based meals has been Joey’s true passion since he went vegan in 2015. He has a masters in Nutrition and Food Science and is committed to making the internet a place of education and knowledge rather than misinformation and clickbait. He currently lives in Delaware with his wife.